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Elvaston Steam Rally Camping Weekend July 2018

The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July 7th and 8th 2018. You can also camp on site from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.

Discounted Weekend Camping Tickets here

Let us just start off by saying despite the name this is not just a steam rally, so don't let that put you off if you're not into it!

At the event will be masses of old steam traction engines and a vintage and classic car display along with motorcycles. In addition there is a model show, a variety of market stalls, entertainment for children, including an amazing fairground. It's a great fun weekend, and a chance for a cheap weekend's camping with masses to do.

Steam Traction Engines, Vintage and Classic Cars & Motorcycles, Vintage Commercials, Tractors, Stationary Barn Engines, Fair Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Model Show, Vintage Caravans, Craft Displays and Stalls, Market Stalls, Autojumble, Working demonstrations of Log Sawing and Threshing and more.

What's Else is On?

Entertainment including amazing Old-Time Fairground, Bouncy Castles, Falconry Experience, Punch & Judy, Dizzy Wizzard, Heanor Gate Steel Band and we are having ferret racing as our main attraction, this is for both adults and children to race against the ferrets! We are also having a flying demonstration of birds of prey in the main arena​ and gundogs will be in the main arena. This year, weather permitting, we will be inviting adults into the main arena to have a go at steering a big steam engine as many have expressed an interest in this. All Day & Evening catering facilities.

There is a licensed bar on the rally site (not the camping field). The fairground and some stalls are open Saturday night with full catering and the bar. There is entertainment in the beer tent both Friday and Saturday night. The whole event is designed to be family friendly and they welcome children.

Camp at the Show in your Tent, Caravan or Motorhome

Camping is from Friday 6th July at 1pm to noon on Monday 9th July. So you can turn up on the Friday afternoon, or evening, get settled into your pitch, ready for all the fun on the Saturday and Sunday. You can even stay for Sunday night, and leave Monday morning, to make it a nice long weekend. If you prefer you can arrive on Saturday before 1pm.

The all inclusive advanced price of £40 covers 2 adults and their children under 16 years. For single campers, we are able to offer a special rate of £30 for the weekend.

Download your booking form here - Advanced booking closes 23rd June 2018

Advance camping bookings close on Wednesday 23rd June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates.

The fee includes:

  • Your pitch from Friday to Monday - you get loads of space
  • Free entry to both days of the Rally for 2 adults and your children - you can collect your wristbands on arrival
  • Access to the evening entertainment in the beer tent (not open to the public)
  • Water, waste/ elsan disposal, toilets and FREE showers on site
  • UKCampsite.co.uk visitors in their own designated area
  • Dogs welcome on leads
If there are more than 2 adults in your party the extra adults should you can buy weekend passes for them, priced £16 and ordered and paid for on your booking form.

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally




Download your booking form here  - Advanced booking closes 23rd June 2018

Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 23rd June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates.

More Information

The show is held in the grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park, just south-east of Derby, and comprises a castle along with over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens and is worth a visit just for that! As well as visiting the rally, you can enjoy wonderful walks around the grounds.

Generators are permitted but can only be run between 10am and 6pm. You need to tell the stewards you wish to use one when you arrive. You will be pitched in a seperate area if you are using a genny.

Elvaston Castle Steam Rally Limited reserve the right to refuse admission.

For more show information visit their website !

You'll also find the latest updates and further info about this event in our message forums

Sent off your Advanced Booking form already?

Some information about what happens once you arrive at the show:

Please arrive AFTER 1pm. The gates may be locked before that time and there's nowhere to park on the lane. There's a big Asda nearby in Spondon so you could park there or in the Co-op car park in Borrowash at the top of the lane leading to the rally should you have mis-timed your arrival. If you park in the main Castle car park you will be charged. Please don't enter before 1pm even if the gates are open as we have young cadets working in the field before noon. If you do go onto the camping field before noon you will be directed to the pay and display Castle car park opposite.

On arrival you will be given a registration slip to fill in so please bring a pen!

If you have a blue badge PLEASE wave it at the stewards who will give you your registration form otherwise you WILL be in the wrong place.

Again, if you have a genny, please tell the stewards on arrival or you may end up in the wrong place and not be able to use it.

Likewise if you're needing to either reserve a pitch for friends or are joining friends already there tell the gate steward and make arrangements for your friends to meet you.

Once you're clutching your registration form you will be directed to your pitch. You can then get set up, have a cuppa at your leisure then take the completed form back to the stewards who will exchange it for your envelope containing your camping passes and wristbands which you need to wear all weekend to gain entrance to the showground. Each person has one wristband which is for both days and Saturday night's entertainment on the showground. Please don't lose it or take it off during the event as it costs £16 per person to replace it!

Please check all your tickets are as ordered before leaving the booking in area

Please keep to the speed limits shown, there will be kiddies, elderly and disabled people around. Repeat offenders will be removed for the safety of everyone.

Due to the dreaded elfnsafety there are to be no mini-motorbikes, motorised mini kiddie scooters and similar things and no bouncy castles so please leave them at home.

  Comments on this article from our visitors

    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/02/2018 20:40:58Report Post Report this
Will do, looking forward to it again. Barry.
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    Message posted by fireworks on 05/02/2018 14:19:02Report Post Report this
Eagerly keeping an eye out for it.
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    Message posted by malcmax on 06/02/2018 19:50:42Report Post Report this
we will be there again this year hope to meet you and the gang   malcmax linda and grandchildren
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    Message posted by fireworks on 07/03/2018 15:19:58Report Post Report this
Hi Pam Any news yet on the booking forms?
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    Message posted by Ratty on 07/03/2018 15:27:52Report Post Report this
Hiya, yes they are open and ready to go You can find the details here Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by berniebann on 07/03/2018 21:15:22Report Post Report this
hi can you have a camp fire
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/03/2018 19:25:22Report Post Report this
Sorry no, Berniebann. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/03/2018 18:43:14Report Post Report this
Why has the single camper gone up to £30, its not like space is at a premium.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/03/2018 19:48:19Report Post Report this
Hi Barry, I'm afraid all our camping costs have risen, land rental, toilets and showers. The showground and car parking have gone up tremendously as have all the services associated with running the rally before we even put a single attraction on the land. Prices are out of my control but it's still not a bad deal with 2 days adult admission costing £20 so your 3 nights camping is only a tenner. We have tried to keep the advanced booking camping cost to UKCS down as much as possible as you will see if you look at comparable camping charges at other local rallies. For example Cromford Rally is £43 for a single camper; 2 adults and 2 children costs £79. On spec arrivals this year costs £60 so I hope our members will take advantage of our special UKCS advanced booking deals to get the very best price. Please remember the aim of our event is to raise money for local charities. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/03/2018 13:43:57Report Post Report this
Hi An eagle-eyed member has noticed we no longer specify an envelope size. This isn't a mistake! People were buying envelopes specially but this is no longer necessary. As long as we can fit your camping passes and wristbands in then that's fine. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 13/03/2018 16:14:01Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/03/2018 18:31:42Report Post Report this
I've posted my one already.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/03/2018 18:38:42Report Post Report this
We have a few applications trickling in now. This year the treasurer is sending out acknowledgements so you should hear rather more quickly than when I sent them. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/04/2018 16:24:36Report Post Report this
Pam, Any idea when we will know that our applications have been received. Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/04/2018 16:39:42Report Post Report this
Hi Barry, sorry, am not sending out the acknowledgements this year. As far as I know the lady who is doing this said she was sending them out as they come in. I am hopefully seeing her on Tuesday evening so will ask. I should also be collecting all the applications ready to envelope them up nearer the time. Please watch this space! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/04/2018 16:47:58Report Post Report this
Ok thank you, Iíve not heard anything up to now.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/04/2018 17:36:34Report Post Report this
That is very odd, Barry, as I know you are usually one of the first to get your application in. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/04/2018 19:36:59Report Post Report this
Here we go again, I do hope not. B
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/04/2018 19:42:19Report Post Report this
Oh yes, I remember yours got lost in the post one year, didn't it? Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/04/2018 20:00:11Report Post Report this
Yes, thats whats bothering Me and I checked it and checked it again before posting.
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    Message posted by malcmax on 16/04/2018 22:25:01Report Post Report this
we had our acknowledgement weeks ago a few days after we posted our form now just hopping we have the same weather as last year malcmax
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 16/04/2018 22:35:31Report Post Report this
How do I find out what happened to my form.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2018 12:13:40Report Post Report this
As I said Barry HOPEFULLY I will see the lady tonight. Can you check whether or not your cheque has been cashed, please? Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 17/04/2018 19:11:39Report Post Report this
Pam, Just checked with the bank and no cheque has been cashed. Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2018 21:12:17Report Post Report this
Hello, Barry, I have GOOD news!! Your form was only given to the lady deling with money and acknowledgements tonight by the P O Box man. You can expect an email confirmation and your cheque being cashed in due course. WHEW!!! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 17/04/2018 21:17:54Report Post Report this
WHEW, you got that right I will sleep tonight, Thanks Pam, you're the best. B.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2018 21:34:09Report Post Report this
Aww, you'll have me blushing, Barry! Happy to help. Pam x
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